What is it?
Bodywork is a general term that encompasses many types of massage or manual therapy outside of health plan coverage. I use a combination of deep tissue, myofascial release, swedish, acupressure. All of these modalities work on various levels of the muscle, connective tissue (fascia), and have effects on musculoskeletal and nervous system. You can read more in detail about each modality here.
What are the benefits
Bodywork has a plethora of benefits for both physiological and psychological conditions and wellbeing. Bodywork can be used to help treat: back pain, general pain, neuropathic conditions, anxiety/mental health, stress, multiple sclerosis, insomnia, cardiovascular health, a variety of musculoskeletal complaints, as well as prevention of these conditions, just to name a few. See here for a list of
What to expect
I offer a therapeutic focused treatment for each visit. This means at your initial pain consult, I will perform a comprehensive musculoskeletal exam and pain history. I will use this information to tailor your sessions to your specific need/concern/pain. Session lengths are 45-60 min long. I employ a a four tiered approach, as below, to address your particular needs. You will arrive 15 min early to each session and be given a heating pad to be applied to affected area. During the session I will use myofascial release, deep tissue, Swedish and acupressure techniques. I communicate with you during the session to ensure you are comfortable. After the session, I discuss after care and we decide on recommended follow up (often sessions for acute problems are needed weekly or every other week and maintenance phases is 1-2 times per month).